A few years ago, only keyboards, mice and other peripherals had lighting, to later also include fans and other devices. Nowadays, almost all hardware devices incorporate RGB lighting, and since each one has its tones and effects, sometimes it is difficult to integrate everything into a homogeneous ecosystem. In this article we are going to tell you what are the best tools to sync the RGB of all your devices so that they can function in a homogeneous.
There are some programs that are really fancy and that allow us to manage even each individual LED… of their products. For example, with CORSAIR iCUE we have a powerful tool to configure the RGB of the PC as we want, but the problem is that it only works well with products of the brand. Therefore, in this article we are going to include only programs that allow you to synchronize the RGB of your devices, regardless of the brand they are.
SignalRGB, the most complete to synchronize RGB
With SignalRGB you will not only be able to synchronize the RGB of all your products, including peripherals, and whatever manufacturer they are, but you also have a myriad of pre-configured effects to give your hardware ecosystem exactly the look you want. The problem with this app is that the free version is a bit limited in this regard. It is the most complete, but it can also be a bit complicated to configure at first.
SignalRGB can be downloaded for free from the official website, it requires you to register with an email address, and its price for the PRO version is $4.99 per month, although they have an annual plan for $39.96 (comes out to 3.33 per month).
JackNet RGB Sync, lightweight and easy to configure
JackNet RGB Sync is possibly the easiest to use for users who don’t want to complicate their lives when it comes to synchronizing their PC’s RGB lighting, although it is true that it is not as complete and does not have as many effects as the previous one.
The free version is quite complete on its own, but if you want you can access additional features with the Pro version, which is priced at $5 per month or $15 for a lifetime license.
OpenRGB, the free option to synchronize RGB
As its name suggests, OpenRGB is a free and open source tool for synchronizing the RGB of your devices. It has support for a large number of devices from different brands, with a minimalist interface that is quite complete and easy to use; the bad part is that it has a learning curve that can be overwhelming at first, especially for novice users.
RGB Fusion, Mystic Light, AURA Sync, etc.
Finally, we have the motherboard manufacturers’ own tools, such as Gigabyte’s RGB Fusion 2.0, ASUS’ AURA Sync, ASRock’s Polychrome RGB or MSI’s Mystic Light. Most hardware devices are compatible with the “board software” as they say, although we warn you in advance that these programs do not usually get along with the lighting of peripherals and it is difficult to integrate them into synchronization, they are more well dedicated to the hardware, and only to the hardware that is connected directly to the A-RGB and RGB headers of the motherboard.
All in all, they are free and the good part is that they are not limited only to the manufacturer of the software itself. The best thing to do is that if you have a Gigabyte motherboard, for example, try RGB Fusion 2.0, while if your motherboard is ASUS, the logical thing to do is download AURA Sync.